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Spiritual Leader

Rev. Eileen Biaglow

has been a student of New Thought for 35 years, using Unity principles as a guide for all who seek spiritual growth. She is an ordained New Thought minister with a degree in Ministerial Counseling and Metaphysical Healing.

Favorite Quote:

"Bless the heart that never decides which is more worthy of love than the next, but instead dares to love all the same."
‚ÄďMatt Kahn

Fun Fact:

Rev. Eileen used to be a speed skater!

Music Ministry Directors

Amy & Jesse Hughes

met by Divine appointment in 2008, married in 2013 and have been inseparable since. They share a bizarre sense of humor and a passion for the connective, healing power of music. Introduced to Unity in 2018, they continue to expand through its practical teachings and principles.

Favorite Quote:

"Music is the shorthand of emotion."¬†‚ÄďLeo Tolstoy

Fun Fact:

Amy & Jesse are live entertainers as the acoustic duo Chariot, and have appeared in numerous acting and singing roles for local community theater The Naples Players.

Choir Director

Jodie DeSalvo

is thrilled to be back as choir director at Unity! Having lived in Naples for the last 21 years she has been a featured soloist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra several times and has her own series at Artis-Naples entitled Piano Talks, which is now in its 20th season. A graduate of the Hartt and Manhattan Schools of Music, she is very active as a performer, teacher and conductor, and recently just joined the faculty at Seacrest Country Day School for the second time in her career. She has been married for 39 years to Bill and has two grown sons Frank and Bennie who have appeared with her in concert and at Unity several times.

Favorite Quote:

"Music washes from the soul the dust of every day life."
‚ÄďBerthold Auerbach

Fun Fact:

Jodie loves to bike!

Higher Grounds Café Managers

Patsy Gorden & Sheri Martin

provide a safe, comfortable place to gather for fun, food, friendship and love. They've proudly and successfully kept Higher Grounds open through a pandemic, hurricanes and a recent renovation. Their beautiful café offers coffee, drinks and treats not only on Sundays, but also for other special events throughout each month.

Favorite Quotes:

Patsy: "When you give joy to other people, you get joy in return."¬†‚ÄďEleanor Roosevelt

Sheri: "For nothing is impossible with God."¬†‚ÄďLuke 1:37

Fun Fact:

Patsy and Sheri play golf together weekly, and yet can somehow still remain friends.
(Also, Sheri does not even like coffee.)

Community Production & Marketing Director

Jesse Hughes

took on this role in 2021 as an opportunity to be closer to and more active in his spiritual home while being a stay-at-home dad with his beautiful rascal Ellie. He has grown to love the new creative avenues it has opened up for him, not to mention the spiritual and personal growth.

Favorite Quote:

"All the water in the world can't sink a ship unless it gets inside."¬†‚ÄďGoi Nasu

Fun Fact:

Jesse was previously a supervisor for Geek Squad and finds joy in expanding his own and others' boundaries through technology.

Events Coordinator

Kathy Ruch

is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, having been involved in the fashion industry and all of its aspects for her entire career. She's also been a co-owner of Bija Yoga Studio for 12 years and has taught over 3200 yoga classes. Kathy has been a Naples resident for 33 years, and most recently retired as Social Director of The Shores of Berkshire Lakes.

Favorite Quote:

"To know is nothing at all, to imagine is everything."
‚ÄďAnatole Thibault

Fun Fact:

Kathy loves to shop at thrift stores.

Media Team Manager

Andrew Granda

is a proud stay-at-home of two amazing kids. He graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a Master's in Fine Art. He's so grateful for the skills he's gained and continues to expand in his role at Unity of Naples, providing high quality video, audio, lighting and more for the many services and activities in this growing spiritual community.

Favorite Quote:

"Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.."¬†‚ÄďMonty Python

Fun Fact:

Andrew has driven across the United States from coast to coast eight total times.

Youth & Family Ministries Director

Angela Black

is a Spiritual Healer and Psychic Medium who utilizes various modalities, including the spiritual teachings of Unity Principles to guide others along the path of healing. She holds certification in the Mikao Usui Art of Traditional Reiki and is a reader at Goddess I Am Spiritual Center in Naples. She holdsa a Cosmetology license in California and Florida, and is the proud owner and operator of the LLC angelablackmedium.com. A California native and member of the First Nation Tribes of North America, she and her husband have enjoyed living in Naples since 2012.

Favorite Quote:

"The best way to know God is to love many things."
‚ÄďVincent van Gogh

Fun Fact:

Since childhood Angela has found great joy in Mini Golfing and she and her husband will travel far and wide in search of new and exciting courses to play! 

Artist in Residence

Suzanne Stohl

is a potter and photo realistic artist whose work is shown and sold internationally. As a commissioned artist, potter and instructor, her work in all mediums has been accepted and displayed in Juried shows in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, St. Augustine and Naples, FL. She spent most of her adult life as a professional corporate trainer, motivational speaker and consultant. For the past 6 years, she has blended her artistic talents with her teaching skills as an Artist in Residence with Oceania Cruises and Unity of Naples.

Favorite Quote:

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‚ÄėI‚Äôm possible‚Äô!"
‚ÄďAudrey Hepbern

Fun Fact:

Suzanne loves to golf and hit her first Hole in One in June 2023. She has visited over 200 cities word-wide.

Usher & Greeter Team Lead

Paula Mangan

has been blessed to have been involved with Unity Spiritual Communities for over 20 years. She's been a member of Unity of Naples for five years, and became a the Head Usher in 2022. Unity of Naples has given her a positive, personal connection to God that she simply can't imagine her life without!

Favorite Quote:

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."¬†‚ÄďMother Teresa

Fun Fact:

Paula LOVES pickleball!

Usher & Greeter Team Lead

Wink Telford

is a native Floridian from Sarasota, relocating to Naples in 1986. He discovered Unity of Naples a few years later, igniting his spiritual growth journey. Wink and his wife, Anna, love spending time in nature along with their dog Obi. He plans to retire from a career in public service within a few years and explore the world's wonders.

Favorite Quote:

"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."¬†‚ÄďAlan Cohen

Fun Fact:

Wink and a friend once drove from Florida to Alaska, living in a pop-up camper. During their adventure, they worked in a salmon fishery and explored the vast wilderness. Oh, and his real name is Winthrop.

Gardening Team Lead

Jan-Marie Etzel

is a former educator and admin with over 50 years of experience. She is married to David for 25 years and has an adult step-daughter who delights in a ten-year-old who goes by the name of Otis.

Favorite Quote:

"It's what you DO for Christ in the HERE and NOW that makes a difference in the THEN and THERE."¬†‚ÄďMax Lucado

Fun Fact:

When Jan spends time with children it doesn't take long before her title changes to Grandma Jan.

Music Ministry Directors

Amy & Jesse Hughes

met by Divine appointment in 2008, married in 2013 and have been inseparable since. They share a bizarre sense of humor and a passion for the connective, healing power of music. Introduced to Unity in 2018, they continue to expand through its practical teachings and principles.

Favorite Quote:

"Music is the shorthand of emotion."¬†‚ÄďLeo Tolstoy

Fun Fact:

Amy & Jesse are live entertainers as the acoustic duo Chariot, and have appeared in numerous acting and singing roles for local community theater The Naples Players.

Choir Director

Jodie DeSalvo

is thrilled to be back as choir director at Unity! Having lived in Naples for the last 21 years she has been a featured soloist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra several times and has her own series at Artis-Naples entitled Piano Talks, which is now in its 20th season. A graduate of the Hartt and Manhattan Schools of Music, she is very active as a performer, teacher and conductor, and recently just joined the faculty at Seacrest Country Day School for the second time in her career. She has been married for 39 years to Bill and has two grown sons Frank and Bennie who have appeared with her in concert and at Unity several times.

Favorite Quote:

"Music washes from the soul the dust of every day life."
‚ÄďBerthold Auerbach

Fun Fact:

Jodie loves to bike!

Higher Grounds Café Managers

Patsy Gorden & Sheri Martin

provide a safe, comfortable place to gather for fun, food, friendship and love. They've proudly and successfully kept Higher Grounds open through a pandemic, hurricanes and a recent renovation. Their beautiful café offers coffee, drinks and treats not only on Sundays, but also for other special events throughout each month.

Favorite Quotes:

Patsy: "When you give joy to other people, you get joy in return."¬†‚ÄďEleanor Roosevelt

Sheri: "For nothing is impossible with God."¬†‚ÄďLuke 1:37

Fun Fact:

Patsy and Sheri play golf together weekly, and yet can somehow still remain friends.
(Also, Sheri does not even like coffee.)

Community Production & Marketing Director

Jesse Hughes

took on this role in 2021 as an opportunity to be closer to and more active in his spiritual home while being a stay-at-home dad with his beautiful rascal Ellie. He has grown to love the new creative avenues it has opened up for him, not to mention the spiritual and personal growth.

Favorite Quote:

"All the water in the world can't sink a ship unless it gets inside."¬†‚ÄďGoi Nasu

Fun Fact:

Jesse was previously a supervisor for Geek Squad and finds joy in expanding his own and others' boundaries through technology.

Events Coordinator

Kathy Ruch

is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, having been involved in the fashion industry and all of its aspects for her entire career. She's also been a co-owner of Bija Yoga Studio for 12 years and has taught over 3200 yoga classes. Kathy has been a Naples resident for 33 years, and most recently retired as Social Director of The Shores of Berkshire Lakes.

Favorite Quote:

"To know is nothing at all, to imagine is everything."
‚ÄďAnatole Thibault

Fun Fact:

Kathy loves to shop at thrift stores.

Media Team Manager

Andrew Granda

is a proud stay-at-home of two amazing kids. He graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a Master's in Fine Art. He's so grateful for the skills he's gained and continues to expand in his role at Unity of Naples, providing high quality video, audio, lighting and more for the many services and activities in this growing spiritual community.

Favorite Quote:

"Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.."¬†‚ÄďMonty Python

Fun Fact:

Andrew has driven across the United States from coast to coast eight total times.

Youth & Family Ministries Director

Angela Black

is a Spiritual Healer and Psychic Medium who utilizes various modalities, including the spiritual teachings of Unity Principles to guide others along the path of healing. She holds certification in the Mikao Usui Art of Traditional Reiki and is a reader at Goddess I Am Spiritual Center in Naples. She holdsa a Cosmetology license in California and Florida, and is the proud owner and operator of the LLC angelablackmedium.com. A California native and member of the First Nation Tribes of North America, she and her husband have enjoyed living in Naples since 2012.

Favorite Quote:

"The best way to know God is to love many things."
‚ÄďVincent van Gogh

Fun Fact:

Since childhood Angela has found great joy in Mini Golfing and she and her husband will travel far and wide in search of new and exciting courses to play! 

Artist in Residence

Suzanne Stohl

is a potter and photo realistic artist whose work is shown and sold internationally. As a commissioned artist, potter and instructor, her work in all mediums has been accepted and displayed in Juried shows in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, St. Augustine and Naples, FL. She spent most of her adult life as a professional corporate trainer, motivational speaker and consultant. For the past 6 years, she has blended her artistic talents with her teaching skills as an Artist in Residence with Oceania Cruises and Unity of Naples.

Favorite Quote:

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‚ÄėI‚Äôm possible‚Äô!"
‚ÄďAudrey Hepbern

Fun Fact:

Suzanne loves to golf and hit her first Hole in One in June 2023. She has visited over 200 cities word-wide.

Usher & Greeter Team Lead

Paula Mangan

has been blessed to have been involved with Unity Spiritual Communities for over 20 years. She's been a member of Unity of Naples for five years, and became a the Head Usher in 2022. Unity of Naples has given her a positive, personal connection to God that she simply can't imagine her life without!

Favorite Quote:

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."¬†‚ÄďMother Teresa

Fun Fact:

Paula LOVES pickleball!

Usher & Greeter Team Lead

Wink Telford

is a native Floridian from Sarasota, relocating to Naples in 1986. He discovered Unity of Naples a few years later, igniting his spiritual growth journey. Wink and his wife, Anna, love spending time in nature along with their dog Obi. He plans to retire from a career in public service within a few years and explore the world's wonders.

Favorite Quote:

"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."¬†‚ÄďAlan Cohen

Fun Fact:

Wink and a friend once drove from Florida to Alaska, living in a pop-up camper. During their adventure, they worked in a salmon fishery and explored the vast wilderness. Oh, and his real name is Winthrop.

Gardening Team Lead

Jan-Marie Etzel

is a former educator and admin with over 50 years of experience. She is married to David for 25 years and has an adult step-daughter who delights in a ten-year-old who goes by the name of Otis.

Favorite Quote:

"It's what you DO for Christ in the HERE and NOW that makes a difference in the THEN and THERE."¬†‚ÄďMax Lucado

Fun Fact:

When Jan spends time with children it doesn't take long before her title changes to Grandma Jan.

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